Antigua Carnival

DATE: July 25th to August 6th, 2019 Recognized worldwide for its display of arts, culture, music, and revelry, Antigua Carnival now in its 63rd year is truly unique. This 10-day Caribbean festival which celebrates the island’s emancipation from slavery in 1834, fuses together creative talents and skills that burst into a kaleidoscope of color and...

7 Things To Know About Antigua Carnival, The Caribbean's Greatest Summer Festival

All across the Caribbean, hundreds of major events are held each year. These events include colorful carnivals and a range of festivals focusing on art, music, food, rum, film, sports, etc. which showcase the Caribbean region’s rich culture and heritage. One of the more popular carnivals is the Antigua Carnival which has been held for...

DNA Travel: Tracing My Family Tree From The Caribbean Island Of Montserrat Back To Africa

After attending Saint Patrick’s Festival in Montserrat last year, I decided to restart genealogy project to trace my family tree back to Africa. I had started the genealogy project nearly two decades earlier after my mother’s death, and with assistance from family members, I was able to put together a detailed family tree starting with...

7 Caribbean Chocolate Brands - From Cacao Bean To Bar

Demand for fine or flavor cacao with its exquisite color, taste, and quality is increasing. And instead of exporting these cacao beans (cocoa beans) mostly cultivated in the Caribbean, they are being used by old and new chocolate making companies popping up in the region. Some of these chocolate companies are associated with cacao plantations...

Hotel Review: Jade Mountain Resort St Lucia Is Architecturally Bold, Beautifully Decorated & Bucket List!

The Caribbean island of Saint Lucia was recently voted the World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination at the World Travel Awards. Saint Lucia winning this award for the tenth time is not surprising as her landscape is picturesque and there are quite a few luxurious and award-winning hotels on the island which are popular with honeymooners and...

Discover The History Of Chocolate And Its Connection To The Caribbean Region

Globally, chocolate is a billion-dollar industry, and some of the best chocolate comes from the Caribbean. This is because cacao farmers in the Caribbean primarily cultivate Criollo and Trinitario cacao trees that produce cacao pods and beans which eventually become fine cacao or flavor cacao. Fine cacao produced almost exclusively in the Caribbean region is...